Dr. Anthony Fauci Becomes Infected With COVID

Dr. Anthony Fauci Becomes Infected With COVID
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the most renowned public voices when it comes to anti-pandemic measures, tested positive for COVID. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and he’s facing mild symptoms after the infection.

CNN reveals that Dr. Fauci already began undergoing treatment with Paxlovid, a pill developed to treat the coronavirus. The infectious disease expert has also been vaccinated with two booster doses, and he’s 81 years old.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases made the announcement of Anthony Fauci’s diagnosis. A rapid antigen test is what revealed the health expert’s positiveness for COVID. The same source added:

Dr. Fauci will isolate and continue to work from his home. He has not recently been in close contact with President Biden or other senior government officials. Dr. Fauci will follow the COVID-19 guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and medical advice from his physician and return to the NIH when he tests negative.

Back in April, Dr. Fauci made an important announcement: the US finally came out of the pandemic phase. At that time, he stated for PBS’s “NewsHour”, as quoted by CNN:

We are certainly, right now, in this country, out of the pandemic phase,

Namely, we don’t have 900,000 new infections a day and tens and tens and tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. We are at a low level right now. So if you’re saying, are we out of the pandemic phase in this country? We are,

Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic is still causing a lot of infections across the world. Yesterday, for instance, over 600,000 infections with the coronavirus were reported worldwide, according to data brought by worldometers.info. The same source tells us that a total of over 1,300 people died yesterday worldwide because of the virus.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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